Over the past couple of years, UKCDR has been convening a global taskforce on equitable partnerships that EDCTP has been participating in.
Ebola is a killer disease caused by a virus. Ebola virus is spread by contact with bats and monkeys and also by contact with a person infected by the Ebola virus. Ebola spreads quickly from person to person, kills in a short time BUT can be prevented. With early medical treatment the death rate can be significantly reduced.
Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) recently on 16th September 2022 hosted a team from DSW (Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung); an international development and advocacy organisation that has been a long-standing advocate for EDCTP’s mission. The tour begun with Nsambya Hospital in Kampala which is a partner site to UVRI project work.
Uganda just confirmed an ebola outbreak in mubende district. Read details here:
The Uganda Virus Research Institute(UVRI) engages in health research pertaining to human infections and disease processes associated with or linked to viral aetiology and provides expert advice, enables partnerships and communication and serves as a center for training and education. UVRI conducts research, surveillance and diagnostics.
Project title: Exploring immune responses in primary and more advanced Schistosoma mansoni infection and treatment of preschool-age children using Aurora spectral flow cytometry
Principal Investigator: Dr. Akusa Patrice Mawa
Sponsor: Uganda National Health Research Organisation
The diagnosis of HIV infection has played very critical roles over the past three decades in detecting and monitoring infection as well as patient management. As technology evolved, screening, confirmatory and HIV monitoring assays have greatly improved in terms of quality and speed.
Since its humble beginning in 1922, Makerere University has been able to transform communities and societies through its wealth of human capital, numerous research outcomes, and Science and Technological Innovations that have served Africa and the world in general.
Each year, 20th August is a global commemoration of the discovery in 1897 by Sir Ross that female Anopheles mosquitoes transmit malaria between humans. He proved that mosquitoes transmit malaria by identifying pigmented malaria parasites in mosquitoes that fed on an infected patient. This discovery revolutionized our knowledge of the disease and led to new preventive measures.